I DO NOT NOW, NOR HAVE I HAD AT ANY TIME, CONTACT WITH PORN ADVERTISERS. I DID NOT SANCTION THESE ADS ON MY SITE
Long time no post. I’m back from travel – believe me, not all of it holiday! There’s a lot to talk about. In my absence Egypt has erupted and Edward Snowden has outed the US government as one humongous spy ring. I was going to get into those timely topics. But my thoughts have been hijacked by an issue closer to home, if not of any global significance. I returned to find my blog defaced by “Ads by CouponDropDown”. In the main they consist of links to porn sites, or at least I’m assuming that, since the pictures are of girls in various states of undress and alluring poses. I will assume here that their presence has not gone unnoticed either to those offended by them or to those distracted.
Please know that they have nothing to do with any choice I made to show them here and I am working on getting rid of them. Unfortunately, as a freebie user of Word Press, my rights seem to be limited to sending my complaints to an internet forum. Should I decide to sign up as a paying customer, then I might be able to access a telephone number and contact those responsible. Is this THEIR way of forcing me into committing to a “full-service” contract? If so, I am not amused. If however, their systems have been hacked, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to notify them that my site is effected, or rather, infected?
Now, I would be less annoyed if the advertising were purely advertising. For example, beautiful ads for my book, THE PEACE BRIDGE, which show the custom-designed cover. But when they force porn onto my site, it makes it appear that I have signed up for it! So WORD PRESS: WHAT the hell are you going to do about this? And WHEN? NOW would be good!
Signed, NOT AMUSED